Beer on Mars

November 29, 2017

Here’s some research we can all get behind….beer on Mars.

Dr. D.

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Garlic and chronic infections

November 29, 2017

So garlic is not only good for protection against vampires….  Researchers from the University of Copenhagen use a compound from garlic to destroy biofilm of resistant bacteria and make antibiotics work again. The study shows that the compound inhibits small regulatory RNA molecules.

Dr. D.


The potential effect of food prices on mortality

November 29, 2017

An interesting study about the effect of food prices on mortality.  A team of researchers used a comparative risk assessment model to estimate the potential effects of price subsidies on healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts and seeds, and taxes on processed and unprocessed red meats and sugary drinks, on the number of annual deaths from cardiometabolic diseases in the United States.  The researchers found that if the prices of all seven dietary items were altered 10 percent each, an estimated 23,000 deaths per year could be prevented; this corresponds to 3.4 percent of all cardiometabolic disease deaths in the United States. A 30 percent price change almost tripled that approximation with an estimation of 63,000 deaths prevented per year, or 9.2 percent of all cardiometabolic disease deaths.

Dr. D.